Overview

The Young Professionals Program is a team of young professionals who advance CEO’s mission through philanthropy and fundraising, volunteerism, and corporate engagement efforts. Members of our Young Professionals Program are committed to enhancing CEO’s employment services by lending their time, talent and treasure to the organization.

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I had the opportunity to spend the summer of my MBA interning as a Farber Fellow at CEO in Oakland, CA. Everyday I learned firsthand from CEO participants about the inequities in our justice system and the systemic difficulty of reintegrating into society. More importantly, I learned the value of the CEO program to help the formerly incarcerated successfully find and keep employment and stability. Although I only spent 10 weeks at CEO during my internship, I knew my time with CEO was only beginning. I am excited to join the YPG to help further CEO's incredible mission and work.

— Kelly Froelich, Young Professionals Group member

Benefits and Impact

As a part of the General Membership, you gain access to:

  • Opportunities to plug into volunteer workshops with CEO participants
  • Virtual roundtable conversations with leaders from CEO
  • Networking opportunities with fellow Young Professionals Program members from across the country
  • Opportunities to join the Associate Council, and become a member of one of the Council’s four Committees:
    • Special Events Committee
      • Corporate Partnerships & Engagement Committee
      •  Volunteer Task Force Committee
      • Membership & Recruitment Committee

      Structure

      The Young Professionals Program consists of General Members and an Associate Council. As a part of the General Membership, you:

        Support the Associate Council in raising funds and brand awareness for CEO

        Give $25+ monthly through CEO’s Second Chance Society

        Have the opportunity to get involved on the Associate Council, pending position availability, 3+ months involvement in the General Membership and vested interest

        Have the option to attend quarterly meetings with the Associate Council

        Meet Our Members

        Associate Council

        Kelly Froelich

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        Donovan Gayles

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        Joy Jaeger

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        Esther Kang

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        Katie Lunceford

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        Nonny Onyekweli

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        Julie Prizer

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        Amelia Quinn

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        Patrick Reyes

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        Devin Saiki

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        Lauren Silberstein

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        Nick Sutherland

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        Chiweta Rozaline Uzoka

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        Maddie Vann

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        General Membership

        Ayesha Bajwa

        Sonia Groeneveld

        Delaney Olivier Hand

        Evelyn Hollinsworth

        Lexa Koenig

        Katherine Longest

        Tyzo Mennitt

        Shane Morey

        Elon Packin

        Jennifer Yee

        To learn more or become a member, contact [email protected].